Summer heat is fast approaching in Houston and our water baby needs to be pool ready. I had managed to teach her to hold her breath in the pool along with the natural ability for babies to kick their feet when placed in water so last summer was fun. It seems with becoming a toddler, we lost all our swimming lead. So what’s a mama with no accessible warm pool after work to do. Fill the tub and teach her to float of course.
Day 1: filled the tub to just above her ankles. Got her to lay on her back in the water, she squirmed because the water sounded strange to her..outcome: she can flip on to her belly real quick in ankle deep water. I’m not asking for trophies but a pat on the back is welcome.
Day 2: tub is filled to about 5 inches. Lay her on her back, her head still touches the bottom but water completely covers her ears. First few seconds and she begins to enjoy..cue splashing the legs like crazy..lucky Zahi was sitting next to her and he got showered head to toe muhahaha. Again flips on her tummy easily and is now quite happy being placed on her back. Pat on my own back
Our water baby at the splash pad just embracing that water